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dollars. wgn's nancy loo has more from the far south side. >> other city workers are harvesting one of the biggest marijuana fields ever found in the city of chicago. up close there is no mistaking what has been growing. enough cannabis to cover to fulfil its. likely over 1000 plants. a helicopter crew made the big find. >> a lot of it we could not see because it was underneath the tree is. >> some of the plants are 10 ft. high. >> we do not have of room to grow something within this seclusion. this would have to be one of the biggest ones i would think. >> there's a little camp that was set up where there was a watchman's hitting. sitting. >> their harvesting the plants today. >> we fly over it quite a bit. >> and have made it a number of smaller fines. this is a big one. and i'll take a lot of drugs off the street. it will take a lot of drugs off of the street. still to come: a major overhaul at city hall. mayor emmanuel announces an entire new ethics board. coming up next. a new lawsuit has been filed in the penn state sex abuse scandal. and just ahead, the search for jim
for hearings into the possible closings of up to 120 schools. w-g-n's judy wang is live at city hall with details. >> he says he has learned about 100 schools may be targeted. he says he once administrators to come here to city hall to explain why. >> the list is growing. in favor of education committee hearings. >> i think we should force the hearings with the education committee. at the same time ask them to appear in front of us. we can start going over the list. >> there refused to a knowledge a school closing plan. high- ranking administrators told them that 80-120 underperforming or underutilized schools could closed. the resolution comes the same week teachers approved a four year $300 million deal. school closings at a retail. this will be the next big fight. >> and is on their hands. it is certainly not on our spirit if they would like to listen to us and make the community and the people who actually work in the schools a part of the process they might actually have a little bit more success. >> they say the public has a right to transparency. >> by having it transpare
- thousand dollars in disability benefits. city officials have not commented on the subpoena. it's sentencing day for william cellini. he was convicted of trying to shake down a hollywood producer for a campaign donation for former governor blagojevich, in exchange for a state contract. federal prosecutors want an 8- year sentence. the defense is asking he get probation. >>grabbing food while in a hurry is about to become a lot easier in chicago. mayor emanuel has unveiled 23 locations for food trucks. these vehicles would be allowed to set up for two hours at a time at each location, but requires them to stay at least 200 feet away from any licensed restaurants. there would be some designated stands where the trucks would be exempt from the 200-feet rule. the locations include lakeview lincoln park, and the loop. the full city council must still approve the locations. >>coming up next the growing concerns around the country over a meningitis outbreak that's killed four people and sickened dozens of others. and, after being famously created in a harvard dorm room, social media giant facebook
and the city of joliet over control of a public housing complex. the city wants to force the owners of the evergreen terrace complex to sell it to joliet. the federal government says it's a power grab by the city to remove african-american families from the complex which sits on valuable land near harrah's casino. the city insists it's a crime- ridden blight on the community. some city officials have been quoted as calling the tenants "rats and prostitutes." the 2012 ryder cup tees-off at medinah country club. wgn's nancy loo is outside the club, where fans are thrilled to witness one of golf's greatest traditions. fans are here from all over the world to see the best golfers in the world we aren't like parcae school right across the street from the country club this has provided a unique opportunity for lots of people in this community. >>it's an international competition that has drawn colorful characters from near and far. >>this is the flag of great britain and their ryder cup of caltech manner and this is the welch flag ... on my cap there are all kinds of characters and lo
nations general assembly in new york city last week. when the iranian delegation went home last thursday, he stayed behind. he claims he's afraid to return to iran because he's believed to be an opponent of the regime. his wife and two kids have escaped from iran for their safety. >> ten years after terrorizing a city and the country. one of the washington d-c snipers is sharing his story and his remorse. lee boyd malvo and john allen muhammad shot 13 people over a three-week period in 2002. the two chose their victims at random then shot them from the modified trunk of a car. ten of the victims died. muhammad was executed in 2009. malvo laughed about the shootings when he was arrested, but now says he is haunted by the brutality of his own actions. >>i am sorry. there is no way to express that. what am i going to tell them? >>malvo says there was one particular incident where he wouldn't follow muhammed's orders. he says muhammad told him to kill a pregnant woman, but he couldn't bring himself to do it. >>the presidential candidates are keeping a low profile today. preparing for to
friend was left paralyzd. this is the first time since 2003 the city has exceeded 400- murders by october. in response to the recent shootings, members of sweet holy spirit church held a prayer walk yesterday. members called for peace and an end to the violence. residents say are now surprised the city's homicide rate now tops 400. >> an american airlines flight from chicago made an emergency landing in st. louis. none of the passengers were injured. the co-pilot became ill. the plane was headed for dallas. no word on on when passengers will continue the flight >>teachers in evergreen park could go on strike tomorrow. a meeting tonight could determine if parents need to make alternate arrangments for their kids. wgn's amy rutledge is live with the latest. >> his last have parents start thinking in that direction. two sessions last week did not go well. the two sides are still split on substantial issues. >> the district and federation of teachers have been trying to hammer out a contract since late april. time is about to run up. >> we are paying all of these high taxes to keep schools o
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